THE WALKERTON-LINCOLN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSING ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22ND AT 3:00 PM AND WILL REMAIN CLOSED ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23RD DUE TO THE IMPENDING BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. PLEASE STAY HOME AND STAY SAFE! ALL FINES WILL BE WAIVED DURING THESE TWO DAYS.
Mark your calendars for the following dates for the rest of 2022:
All dates are from 11:00 am through 4:00 pm.
September 30 &
Coming up in the next couple of months we will have the following speakers and activities for Senior Mornings:
April 27 – Marshall County Council on Aging
May 4 – DIY Painting with Charly
May 18 – Exercising & Fall Prevention
June 8 – North American Senior Benefits
More to come!!!! We will keep you posted!
Beanstack Reading Challenge app coming to Walkerton-Lincoln Township Public Library for Summer Reading 2022! Sign Up will be available online and a mobile app will be available! Look back in the next month for more information!
On Tuesday, March 1, we will be merging with a large consortium of libraries called Indiana Digital Library. We are excited for the change, because it will give our patrons access to a collection of books and audiobooks from almost 200 libraries across the state. The Indiana State Library will be paying the platform fees for the group. That means 100% of local library funds will be used to purchase books and audiobooks.
The new consortium will also have a team of librarians who will be actively monitoring holds and purchasing additional copies for books that have long wait lists. This means you shouldn’t have to wait as long to get the books you want to read.
Some things to note:
You will need to log in to your app again, using the same username and password you currently use.
Items you currently have checked out and your hold list will still be there when you log back in.
Your reading history will not be there. If you want to keep your reading history, you can download it. Here’s how:
Libby – exporting reading history
OverDrive-exporting reading history
If you currently use the OverDrive app, you might consider making the switch to the Libby app. The OverDrive app is no longer supported and the Libby app is OverDrive’s updated version of it’s original app.
We expect the merger to go smoothly, but if you run into trouble, you can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 574-279-0177.
Check out the new links on our online databases page for the South Bend Tribune, Plymouth Pilot, and many more newspapers. Archives are available for both of the local papers as well.
Our first annual Meet the Candidates Night was a huge success. We had amazing candidates and approximately 100 community members came out to hear more about them. The Library is very grateful for the opportunity to host these community events. Although we were unable to record the event we are attaching a link to this post to allow you to view seven questions answered by the nine John Glenn School Board Candidates. Thank you again to all who attended! Don’t forget to get out and VOTE on November 8th! Your Vote Matters!
This summer marked the beginning of the Walkerton Unity Garden. With the help of the St. Joseph County Unity Garden Inc. President Sarah Stewart we were able to plant four beds this summer and will hopefully be expanding next year. We are also planning a shed for this fall.
This project could not have happen without the help and donations of the entire Walkerton Community, our Garden Director Bob Smith, a beautiful sign donated by the Matz Family, and many many hands planting, weeding and watering.
The important thing to know about this Unity Garden is that it is for EVERYONE. Feel free to pull some weeds or pick some veggies anytime. Our goal is to provide fresh produce for anyone who wants to come out and pick it. Interested in helping plant next year? Build additional beds? Help build our shed? Stop in at the library or give Jennifer Cygert a call.
Join us Friday, May 20 @9:00 pm at the Walkerton Parks Department Soccer Plex, behind Walkerton Elementary School located at 159 Emerald Street, Walkerton for a showing of A Dog’s Way Home. Bring blankets and chairs and enjoy the fresh air.
Also present with be the Hacienda Tattoo Taco Truck from 8:30 pm through 10:00 pm!! Come eat chips with salsa and ranch and enjoy the movie!!!
Come see the new Scoob! movie in the park Friday, July 16th! We will be at the Soccer Plex from 8:30 pm until movie start which will be around 9:30 pm. The John Glenn Band Booster will provide refreshments in leu of the concession stand. They will have hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and drinks! Feel free to come and eat even if you don’t stay for the movie!
Come see Scoob at the Soccer Plex on Friday, July 16th. Arrival time is 8:30 with movie starting around 9:30 pm. The John Glenn Band Boosters will be grilling out instead of open concession stand. Bring money for burgers, hot dogs, chips, and drinks!!!